The 19 year-old was stabbed outside the Avenue Food and Wine off licence at around 10:30pm last night

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The crime scene where the teenager was stabbed The crime scene where the teenager was stabbed

A teenager is in hospital fighting for his life after being stabbed outside an off-licence last night.

Police in Waltham Forest are appealing for information after the 19 year-old was knifed outside the Avenue Food and Wine off licence in The Avenue, Highams Park, at around 10:40pm.

Officers were called to the scene after receiving a call from London Ambulance Service (LAS) following reports of a man suffering from stab wounds.

The teenager is in a critical condition at an east London hospital, police confirmed.

Two response vehicles and an ambulance were dispatched to Castle Avenue at 10:47pm but the spokeswoman said they were cancelled and the victim either made his own way, or was taken, to hospital.

Police in Waltham Forest are appealing for information and the crime is being investigated by Trident gang command officers.

No arrests have been made and a large cordon remains in place along The Avenue, blocking access to Castle Avenue and Church Avenue. 

See next Thursday's Chingford Guardian for more on this story. 

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11:11am Thu 10 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

The appalling lawlessness in Walthamstow continues unfortunately.

No police around, poorly run premises attracting trouble, ineffective knife and gun crime policy, ridiculous sentencing structure. Cautioning of those armed with knives must stop now and the main parties should agree a more effective strategy in dealing with this evil on our streets.
The appalling lawlessness in Walthamstow continues unfortunately. No police around, poorly run premises attracting trouble, ineffective knife and gun crime policy, ridiculous sentencing structure. Cautioning of those armed with knives must stop now and the main parties should agree a more effective strategy in dealing with this evil on our streets. Villagecranberry
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6:01pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pectore says...

This kind of thing has been building for a while.

Not surprised to hear of this stabbing, unfortunately.

My thoughts go out to the victim, his innocent family, and all the local people affected. No-one should be getting stabbed on a London pavement. Especially not one that's less than 500 metres away from a primary school, library and a GP's surgery.

Let's hope the gang members involved are caught and jailed.
This kind of thing has been building for a while. Not surprised to hear of this stabbing, unfortunately. My thoughts go out to the victim, his innocent family, and all the local people affected. No-one should be getting stabbed on a London pavement. Especially not one that's less than 500 metres away from a primary school, library and a GP's surgery. Let's hope the gang members involved are caught and jailed. pectore
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9:37am Fri 11 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Ii think these are the same premises where the shopkeeper was murdered a while back?
Ii think these are the same premises where the shopkeeper was murdered a while back? Villagecranberry
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